(Closed) Nexplanon for birth control?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@tirralirra:  my really good friend’s sister had nexplanon as a birth control and it BROKE IN HER ARM!!!! she got SO sick that she nearly died. i’ve read that it is possible for it to break inside or it’s very hard for the doctor to get out. i think taking pills is bad enough for my body, i’m scared to get something physically implanted under my arm. just something to think about. good luck!!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I had one called implanon. I LOVED it! No periods, no mood swings, it was great. The only downside is that apparently my body is prone to keloid scars, so when the time came to take it out, it wasn’t pretty. Took about 45 minutes and I could hear all of my scar tissue crunching as they cut it out. So because of that I never got another one put in. My period came back at just about 30 days after removal and everything went back to normal.

Post # 5
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@EmmyGirl:  wow…the fact that you had no mood swings or periods makes implanon sound super appealing to me. i hate being on the pill 🙁 maybe i would look into implanon over nexplanon, for sure!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

@missebelle:  As with any birth control, your mileage may vary! I know a lot of girls love Nuva Ring but when I tried that it made me a total psychopath. I think it all just depends on how your hormones interact with the different types of bc (estrogen, progestone, synthetic estrogen, etc).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve always had problems with bcp, have been on like half a dozen different pills, none of them worked with my body chemisty. Most recently trying the NuvaRing. I was too wary o the depo shot (since I have such a hard time with bcp) and implants (iud’s or in the arm) are something I was not willing to subject myself too! I honestly don’t know that like the nuvaring better but its not anyworse, plus is has the +1 of not having to remembering everyday so its my choice for now! It just may be something to consider before you actually have something implanted 🙂 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

@missebelle:  Most doctors are actually switching out implanon to nexplanon; it’s basically ‘the same thing’ (same company makes both- unless they have a back order of implanon, most will use nexplanon now), except nexplanon comes with an applicator already so it’s less ‘messy’ in a sense.

 

I recently got nexplanon put in (which is the reason I know most doctors have switched and do not use implanon), and so far I’m alright. I won’t know if there are any major side effects until later on. I was told it is highly effective, more so than the pill. It has a 99.95% effective rating, and is ‘equal to getting your tubes tied’ in the words of my doctor. 🙂

Post # 9
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Wannabee

missebelle:  Just came back today from the doc to have mines removed because I was having serious pregnancy symptoms. The thing was broke in my arm! I had gone to the doc a couple of months ago because there appeared to be a dent in it. They only did 1 x-ray and only took it from one angle. From that angle the implant looked intact. I should have gotten a second opinion because I am dealing with military docs, and have come to find out that most are not really good. I have no choice because Im serving active duty.  That is why I haven’t been feeling well, and I was having an overdose in hormones. I just pray, pray that it doesnt affect me in the long run…

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